#1
Hi guys, I'm in Belfast Ireland but this summer may be travelling out to Ocean City to stay with some family, generally tour around the place and have a laugh for a few weeks. Does anybody know of any bands playing either in Ocean City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, or even New York around this time? I plan to visit each of these other places and possibly stay for a night or two in each while im there, so a gig would be a cool thing to get to. I'm mainly into rock music, but fire out any suggestions except Rihanna and such drivel.
This goes as well for unsigned bands, especially in Ocean city, if there are any on here. I'd love to get to a gig in the city as I'm into Belfast's local music and it'd be a good experience to see what other unsigned bands are doing.
Beyond this, if there are any sporting events even, Football (American or European), baseball,basketball or anything going on I'd be open to suggestions.

Any help/advice would be excellent!
Cheers
#3
Much appreciated! That's maybe better than specific bands, if I can check out venues and be able to see who's playing, how likely it is that i can get to/from it etc.
Thanks!
#4
As far as sports you have baseball and football (the kind you play over there) at that time of the year.

If you like football you could check out the Philadelphia Union, DC United, or the NY Red Bulls (but they're lame and have Thierry Henry).


If you're 21 or older you should head to Atlantic City. Lots of nice casinos and bars/clubs there.
#5
Not a fan of Henry over here in Ireland after he robbed us of a World Cup place, but it'd still be cool to see him play. Definitely I'll check out some of those teams and their fixtures. Do you know if the games are often difficult to get tickets to, or are they the kind of things you could easily show up on the day and pay in?
#6
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Not a fan of Henry over here in Ireland after he robbed us of a World Cup place, but it'd still be cool to see him play. Definitely I'll check out some of those teams and their fixtures. Do you know if the games are often difficult to get tickets to, or are they the kind of things you could easily show up on the day and pay in?


Yeah I didn't think you'd like Henry.


I know Philadelphia usually doesn't sell out ahead of time unless it's against a big team or one of their main rivals (NY and DC).

I'm not sure about NY Redbulls or DC United.
#7
Thanks guys, not certain of the dates I'm over yet, most likely the 2nd week in August, and then for 2-3 weeks, maybe 4, but the girlfriend isn't best pleased so that could be pushing it!

No, Henry was loved as a great footballer for years, probably one of the best I grew up watching, but the whole handball thing was poor to say the least. Another topic anyway, keep the suggestions coming!
#9
Here are a few places in and around DC that do some shows. Might find something you like....

http://www.verizoncenter.com/

http://www.nissanpaviliononline.com/

http://www.merriweathermusic.com/

http://www.baltimorearena.com/

I'v been to all these venues before. All of them are awesome, but Merriweather is the best, IMO.
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#10
CHeers for all the replies guys! I leave on Friday for 6 weeks and can't wait to spend some time in the states. The whole 3 weeks in August thing went out the window and I just went for as long as i could get away with (both from my work and my girlfriend, neither of whom are best pleased)
Looks like I'm gonna be in OCean City MD for the majority of the time, but I'm hoping to get to visit some of the bigger cities in the area.